Women Who Dare: Fostering Gender Equality and Addressing Violence Against Women
This Spring 2013 edition of Pathways explores Pathfinder's work in gender equality through the stories of women like Celia, a nurse and family planning advocate in Mozambique.
Worldwide, women grapple with cultural norms that deem their use of family planning unacceptable. Celia tells the story of her patients—women who don't take their health records home for fear of the repurcussions should their partner find out they are using contraception. At Pathfinder, we're working to change that by challenging gender norms and incorporating unique contraception methods like the female condom in our work.
Read to learn more about our key approaches to improving gender equality and ending gender-based violence in countries like Mozambique and Uganda.
The complex constellation of factors that underlie and reinforce gender-based violence warrants a strong multi-level and multisectoral response.
We believe change starts with expertly trained providers and pharmacies that never run out of supplies. It starts with open conversations among women, young people, men, religious leaders, mothers-in-law, policymakers, and others, joining to discuss their beliefs and remove barriers to their health and well-being. Our 2014 Annual Report shows a few highlights of how Pathfinder has served as a catalyst for change over the past year.